The New Tablets of the Covenant
34:8 Moses quickly bowed17 to the ground and worshiped 34:9 and said, “If now I have found favor in your sight, O Lord, let my Lord18 go among us, for we19 are a stiff-necked people; pardon our iniquity and our sin, and take us for your inheritance.”
34:10 He said, “See, I am going to make20 a covenant before all your people. I will do wonders such as have not been done21 in all the earth, nor in any nation. All the people among whom you live will see the work of the
34:11 “Obey23 what I am commanding you this day. I am going to drive out24 before you the Amorite, the Canaanite, the Hittite, the Perizzite, the Hivite, and the Jebusite.
34:12 Be careful not to make25 a covenant with the inhabitants of the land where you are going, lest it become a snare26 among you.
34:13 Rather you must destroy their altars, smash their images, and cut down their Asherah poles.27
34:14 For you must not worship28 any other god,29 for the
34:18 “You must keep the Feast of Unleavened Bread. For seven days36 you must eat bread made without yeast, as I commanded you; do this37 at the appointed time of the month Abib, for in the month Abib you came out of Egypt.
34:19 “Every firstborn of the womb38 belongs to me, even every firstborn39 of your cattle that is a male,40 whether ox or sheep. 34:20 Now the firstling41 of a donkey you may redeem with a lamb, but if you do not redeem it, then break its neck.42 You must redeem all the firstborn of your sons.
“No one will appear before me empty-handed.43
34:21 “On six days44 you may labor, but on the seventh day you must rest;45 even at the time of plowing and of harvest46 you are to rest.47
34:22 “You must observe48 the Feast of Weeks – the firstfruits of the harvest of wheat – and the Feast of Ingathering at the end49 of the year.
34:23 At three times50 in the year all your men51 must appear before the Lord
34:25 “You must not offer the blood of my sacrifice with yeast; the sacrifice from the feast of Passover must not remain until the following morning.57
34:26 “The first of the firstfruits of your soil you must bring to the house of the
You must not cook a young goat in its mother’s milk.”58
The Radiant Face of Moses
34:2962 Now when Moses came down63 from Mount Sinai with64 the two tablets of the testimony in his hand65 – when he came down66 from the mountain, Moses67 did not know that the skin of his face shone68 while he talked with him.
34:30 When Aaron and all the Israelites saw Moses, the skin of his face shone;69 and they were afraid to approach him.
34:31 But Moses called to them, so Aaron and all the leaders of the community came back to him, and Moses spoke to them.
34:32 After this all the Israelites approached, and he commanded them all that the